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What The World Needs Now

Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David

Originally Performed by Single by Jackie DeShannon

"What the World Needs Now Is Love" is a 1965 popular song with lyrics by Hal David and music composed by Burt Bacharach. First recorded and made popular by Jackie DeShannon, it was released on April 15, 1965, on the Imperial label after a release on sister label Liberty records the previous month was canceled. The song reached number 7 on the US Hot 100 charts in July of that year.

    Release Date: 1965

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Jonathan Wikeley : Just Voices - Classic Pop : SSA. / SAT : 01 Songbook : 884088625504 : 1847726798 : 14041566

Jonathan Wikeley : Just Voices - Classic Pop

Ten easy three-part a cappella arrangements of inspirational songs, for either SSA or SAT choirs, with a piano part for convenient rehearsal. All of these popular pieces are presented in new arrangements by Jonathan Wikeley. Bringing together ten timeless songs of faith, celebration and inspiration, Just Voices: Classic Pop is an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Perfect for your next concert or as a fun treat for your choir.

Songlist: Across The Universe, Dedicated To The One I Love, Downtown, Hallelujah, In My Room, Life On Mars?, Super Trooper, Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season), What The World Needs Now, Words

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Voicing: SSA. / SAT | 7266b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Burt Bacharach : Anthology : Solo : Songbook : 723188615308  : 00-VF1530

Burt Bacharach : Anthology

Burt Bacharach is an American pianist and composer. He is best known for his many pop hits from the early 1960s through the 1980s, with lyrics written by Hal David, many of which were produced for and recorded by Dionne Warwick. Bacharach had written a total of 70 Top 40 hits in the US, and 52 Top 40 hits in the UK and must be considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. Here is a collection of all his greatest songs and what a legacy he has. Many great standards here!

Songlist: (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me, A House Is Not A Home, Alfie, Any Day Now , Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur's Theme , Blue Guitar, (They Long To Be) Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose?, Don't Make Me Over, Heartlight, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Make It Easy On Yourself, Making Love, Message To Martha, My Little Red Book , On My Own, One Less Bell To Answer, Paper Mache, Promises, Promises, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head , Reach Out For Me, That's What Friends Are For, The April Fools, The Green Grass Starts To Grow, The Look Of Love, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Windows Of The World, This Guy's In Love With You, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5379b | Songbook | $19.95


Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & David : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999131123 : 0793598397 : 00313112

Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & David

23 beloved songs by this talented team: Alfie - (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me - Anyone Who Had a Heart - (They Long to Be) Close to You - Do You Know the Way to San Jose - I Say a Little Prayer - I'll Never Fall in Love Again - The Look of Love - Magic Moments - Make It Easy on Yourself - One Less Bell to Answer - Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - Trains and Boats and Planes - Walk On By - What the World Needs Now Is Love - more.

Songlist: Walk On By, Alfie, (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me, The Look Of Love, Anyone Who Had A Heart, The April Fools, (They Long To Be) Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Don't Make Me Over, A House Is Not A Home, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Magic Moments, Make It Easy On Yourself, Message To Michael, One Less Bell To Answer, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, This Guy's In Love With You, Trains And Boats And Planes, What The World Needs Now, Wishin' And Hopin', Wives And Lovers (Hey, Little Girl)

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Voicing: Solo | 20270b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Steve Tyrell - Back to Bacharach : Original Keys For Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088275518 : 1423463773 : 00307024

Steve Tyrell - Back to Bacharach : Original Keys For Singers

Our matching folio to Steve Tyrell's tribute to Burt Bacharach - created with Bacharach's participation - features the actual vocal transcriptions of the recording.

Songlist: Walk On By, The Look Of Love, This Guy's In Love, One Less Bell To Answer, What The World Needs Now, Reach Out For Me, I Say A Little Prayer, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, Always Something There To Remind Me, (They Long To Be) Close To You, A House Is Not A Home, Alfie, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

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Voicing: Solo | 5170b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Arrangers : My Best Friend's Wedding : Solo : Songbook : 073999600278 : 0793586615 : 00313083

Various Arrangers : My Best Friend's Wedding

A souvenir folio with photos and 12 songs from the movie starring Julia Roberts. Songs include: I Say a Little Prayer - I'll Never Fall in Love Again - The Way You Look Tonight - What the World Needs Now - Wishin' and Hopin' - and more.

Songlist: I'll Be Okay, Suite From 'My Best Friend's Wedding', Always You, You Don't Know Me, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, If You Wanna Be Happy, Tell Her (Tell Him), The Way You Look Tonight, What The World Needs Now, Wishin' And Hopin'

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Voicing: Solo | 2502b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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What The World Needs Now : SATB : Roger Emerson : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Songbook : 08750847 : 884088467562

Roger Emerson : What The World Needs Now

One of the most loved hits of the sixties, this song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David continues in popularity with audiences worldwide! Opening with a soulful soprano sax, this setting moves into a jazz waltz and then a driving 4/4 groove, returning to the jazz waltz for the final vocal build on the lyric: for everyone! A fantastic concert closer! Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available as a digital download (ssx, tpt 1-2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:10.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750847 | Showtrax CD Available


What The World Needs Now : SAB : Roger Emerson : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Sheet Music : 08750848 : 884088467579

Roger Emerson : What The World Needs Now

One of the most loved hits of the sixties, this song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David continues in popularity with audiences worldwide! Opening with a soulful soprano sax, this setting moves into a jazz waltz and then a driving 4/4 groove, returning to the jazz waltz for the final vocal build on the lyric: for everyone! A fantastic concert closer! Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available as a digital download (ssx, tpt 1-2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:10.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750848 | Showtrax CD Available


What The World Needs Now : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Sheet Music : 08750849 : 884088467586

Roger Emerson : What The World Needs Now

One of the most loved hits of the sixties, this song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David continues in popularity with audiences worldwide! Opening with a soulful soprano sax, this setting moves into a jazz waltz and then a driving 4/4 groove, returning to the jazz waltz for the final vocal build on the lyric: for everyone! A fantastic concert closer! Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available as a digital download (ssx, tpt 1-2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:10.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750849 | Showtrax CD Available


What The World Needs Now : SATB : Jay Rouse : Burt Bacharach : Sheet Music : 35025550 : 747510179252

Jay Rouse : What The World Needs Now

Jay Rouse has captured a pop/R&B groove for this standard from the '60s. Amazingly fresh and incredibly fun to sing - now arranged in 4/4 time instead of the usual 3/4 time with the sixteenth note, not the eighth note, swung. There are opportunities for solo performances with a hint of gospel to finish. Do not miss this stellar arrangement featuring the familiar classic set to a modern groove. Available separately: SATB, SAB, StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Jay Rouse | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35025550


What The World Needs Now : SAB : Jay Rouse : Burt Bacharach : Sheet Music : 35025551 : 747510179269

Jay Rouse : What The World Needs Now

Jay Rouse has captured a pop/R&B groove for this standard from the '60s. Amazingly fresh and incredibly fun to sing - now arranged in 4/4 time instead of the usual 3/4 time with the sixteenth note, not the eighth note, swung. There are opportunities for solo performances with a hint of gospel to finish. Do not miss this stellar arrangement featuring the familiar classic set to a modern groove. Available separately: SATB, SAB, StudioTrax CD.

Arranger: Jay Rouse | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35025551


What The World Needs Now : SATB : Linda Spevacek : Burt Bacharach : Sheet Music : 35025554 : 747510037750

Linda Spevacek : What The World Needs Now

Arranger: Linda Spevacek | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.65 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35025554


What The World Needs Now : 2-Part : Linda Spevacek : Burt Bacharach : Sheet Music : 35025559 : 747510186427

Linda Spevacek : What The World Needs Now

Arranger: Linda Spevacek | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.65 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35025559

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